Google Cloud – Legal Counsel

Posted on 18th March 2021
Type Full Time
Specialism Technology
Location London
Deadline 7th May 2021

Job Description

Apply here by 31 May 2021

As Corporate Counsel at Google, you work on the most exciting legal issues as disruptive technological innovations require creative and proactive legal guidance. You’re part of a whip-smart group of in-house lawyers and the projects and cases you take on challenge you to think big and differently. You are collaborative — ready to partner in initiatives that influence all aspects of the business and work with Googlers from all over the company. As an integrated part of the team, you proactively assess legal risks and advise on products that will not only move information into the 21st century, but move information law forward as well.

As a Legal Counsel for Google’s Cloud business, you’ll facilitate and draft a variety of agreements relating to Google Cloud Platform, Google Workspace, and related services. You’ll work closely with our Cloud Sales and Product teams, other business clients, and also Legal colleagues in Google offices throughout EMEA and in the US. You’ll be highly organized, calm, and will pay close attention to detail. In addition, you’ll have an understanding of Google’s business and the ability to think quickly and practically. You will be a member of a fast-moving team working on solutions to contracting challenges that have real business impact on a large scale.

20th century laws don’t always solve 21st century problems, and Google Legal crafts innovative approaches for handling some of the toughest legal challenges of the information age. Whether you’re a patent attorney, an intellectual property expert or an engineer headed to law school, Google Legal lets you take on unanswered legal quandaries and create new precedents. Our innovative services raise challenging questions that demand creative and practical answers. We provide those answers by working at the crossroads of the law and new technology, helping Google build innovative and important products for users around the world.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Qualified solicitor.
  • Experience in private practice and/or in-house team in the UK.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in facilitating, drafting, and advising clients on technology-related commercial agreements, including multi-jurisdictional transactions.
  • Significant experience of advising on data protection issues, including legislative changes.
  • Broad experience of contract, commercial, and IT law.


  • Facilitate a range of agreements with customers and partners throughout EMEA. Draft and maintain templates that comply with company policies and local law.
  • Develop expertise in Google Cloud Platform, Google Workspace, and other enterprise products. Build strong relationships with Cloud business clients in our various EMEA offices and in the US.
  • Advise senior management, business clients, and US legal teams on various aspects of English law, in particular data protection.
  • Advise on legal issues and risks, complex agreement structures, and company policies.

Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google’s EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.

To all recruitment agencies: Google does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Google employees or any other organization location. Google is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Apply here by 7 May 2021

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